Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Rainy Days and Mondays

Hi everyone!

       The challenge over at Try it on Tuesday this time is Handmade Flowers.....a subject I adore....

          This tag was so much fun to make -

      I cut some balsa wood and painted it with Gesso - the first time using my new pot of Claudine Hellmuth Gesso - Amazing stuff! I then stamped the quote with a new ink pad I bought. I decided to treat myself to the new Wendi Vecchi Ranger Archival ink Designer Series in Cornflower Blue, Potting Soil and Fern Green -Gorgeous colours - and I needed some variety from usual Black, Coffee and Sepia.....Here I used the Cornflower Blue

     The quote is about dancing in the rain...so after dry brushing around the edges of the wood with Mocha Mousse Fresco Paint, I decided to form some raindrops falling down the sign by pouring Glossy Accents down in blobs and then standing the sign up so they rolled down.

I used some screw style brads to attach the sign to the tag.

      The tag had been painted in Mocha Mousse Fresco Paint and covered in crackle glaze and then covered in Nougat paint. After it was dry I stamped some of my favourite script stamp using Potting soil Archival ink...This is definitely my favourite Archival ink now - it's darker than the Coffee ink, but softer than the Black...it is a brilliant colour....

    The flowers were cut from pages from a book and half were painted with Bora Bora Fresco Paint and half were left plain. All were dry brushed with a bit of Mocha Mousse Fresco Paint and then joined together with copper brads.

I attached some braided cord style ribbon to the top and bottom of the tag and attached twine to the top. I found a bead that matched perfectly and attached that the top of the tag to finish it off....

      And there is my 'Rainy days and Mondays' Tag - Thanks so much for being here - Hope you will come over to Try it on Tuesday and show us some handmade flowers! You could be in the Top 5 and be entered in the prize draw at the end of the month.....see you there!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges -

Frilly and Funkie - Anything Goes
Simon says - Embossed
Country View Crafts - Layers

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  1. This is so lovely Laura - I really love the vintaged texty background. Nicola x

  2. Looks great lovethe script against the crackle x hugs x trace x

  3. I love the crackle background. The sentiment you used is one of my favorites and the color combo used really stand out.
    Beautifully done.

    Happy Crafting

  4. I think I may be humming that song now for the rest of the day...... your tag is beautiful, love the new WV archivals too and the blue is my favourite. Great idea with the 'rain' drops too, they look so effective. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Gorgeous tag Laura, love the quote.
    Yvonne x

  6. Beautiful tag and this quote is very special as it was loved by a dear friend
    Rosie x

  7. A truly gorgeous tag, Laura,

    and your hand made flowers are adorable!

    Claudia x

  8. Lovely project! Oh, I do love Crackle sooo much! I love those Glossy Accents raindrops too and the text on the flowers is a great touch! It all works just perfectly. Julie Ann xx

  9. Vauuuu,
    What a fantastic tag you made! You use a beattiful colours :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  10. Beautiful! You did a fantastic job with those flowers. I love all of the little details. Those brads are pretty awesome! Such a pretty project! Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

  11. Laura...your tag is beautiful. I love the white washed/crackled background with the Mousse dry brushing. That little trick with the Glossy Accents running down the tag looks really cool. Love the little brads and the beautiful bright new Wendy Archival Inks you've used. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

  12. A gorgeous tag Laura completed to your usual high standard. Love the addition of the drips of rain over the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie, hugs Jenny x

  13. Your tag is gorgeous & my favourite colour of the moment too. I always find the effects you create with all the paints you use very inspiring.

    Amy x

  14. Beautiful wood base! Love the sentiment all screwed in!

  15. Gorgeous tag Laura ! I love that you've used balsa wood and the dripping glossy accents is so cool ! Sue C x

  16. P.S. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie too !

  17. So beautiful Laura! Wonderful details - I particularly love those glossy accents drips!! The flowers are lovely too.
    Have a good weekend. Hugs, Juliaxx

  18. Popped over from Frilly & Funkie Challenge to get a closer look at this wonderful creation.

    Patricia x

  19. Oh Miss Laura, this has got to be my favorite piece you have made, I'm a girl who sits in the rain, loving it. I would dance, but living in the city someone might call the wagon thinking I'm a little mad :).. Love the colors, the crackle, the script, the gorgeous flowers, the braided cord,the perfect lovely bead with the twine, those rain drops make me weak, loooooove it. Thanks for sharing all your creativity...

  20. love the colours here and the gorgeous details and layers make for a great piece x thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts Challenge, hope to see you next month x trace x


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